Tue, October 25th —
Today's Schedule 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Stingray Beach Club is closed for scheduled maintenance starting Monday, 10/24 and will reopen Wednesday, 10/26. Learn More
Stingray Beach Club is closed for scheduled maintenance starting Monday, October 24 and will reopen Wednesday, October 26. You can still see stingrays swimming during your visit in Ocean Realm and Shark Realm. Be sure to also check out our other touch exhibits including Touch A Shark (Zone A) as well as Gill's Grotto and Creature Feature (Zone C).
Chocolate Chip Sea Star
Size: 12 inches Habitat/Range: Warm, shallow waters of the Indo-West Pacific region
The large black bumps that resemble chocolate chips to us, make the sea star look less appetizing to potential predators. The dark bumps vary in size, color and placement between individuals. Like human fingerprints, there are no two identical chocolate chip sea stars. The dark bumps can erode over time so older sea stars' bumps tend to be more rounded than younger individuals.
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